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Live Coverage of Microcar Museum Auction

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

auction“Live” coverage of the RM Auction of The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum will be available Right Here.

Come back on Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 14-16
for a Live Blog from the Event and experience it as it happens starting at 10am EST each day.
Complete Auction coverage along with results as they happen, in real time.

The logs show that this site has simply been HAMMERED from around the world as, other than
the Live Streaming Video from RM,(now unavailable)
there was NO OTHER SOURCE for Auction Results and News
during the auction as far as I know.

Preview Day Click Here

Auction Day 1 part 1 Click Here

Auction Day 1 part 2 Click Here

Auction Day 2 part 1 Click Here

Auction Day 2 part 2 Click Here

if you want to walk around the Auction, try this YouTube Video

King Midgets in the NY Times

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Nice little piece in the NY Times WHEELS section covering the 2012 King Midget Jamboree held recently in Pennsylvania.

Direct Link to Story

Text Only Link if the above one doesn’t work for you.


Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum up for Auction Feb 2013

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

I’ll just leave this here:

 More information on The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Auction

Vintage Microcars for Auction at Monterey CA 2012

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Results : The following Vintage Microcars were auctioned in Monterey CA during the weekend of August 16-19, 2012:
click pics to go to detailed listings for cars- prices shown are HAMMER prices.

note that ALL BONHAMS sales under $100,000 will have a 15% Buyer’s Premium added!
RM Auctions and Russo & Steele both have a 10% Buyer’s Premium,
while MECUM has a 6% Buyer’s Premium.
All buyer’s premiums are added to the “Hammer Price.”

Bonhams Lot 413
1967 FIAT 500F
sold $8000

Bonhams Lot 444
1960 FIAT 600 Jolly
sold $72,000

Bonhams Lot 460
1956 Citröen 2CV

RMAuctions Lot 204
1967 FIAT 500F
sold $37,500

1968 FIAT 500 has both 37K miles AND 59K actual miles!
sold $13,500

1957 BMW Isetta 300

1948 Crosley Woody Wagon

MECUM Lot T106
1959 FIAT 500 Jolly
sold $62,500


MECUM Lot T109
1958 Goggomobil TS400
sold $26,000

MECUM Lot T124
1961 Citroen 2CV
sold $14,500
now on eBay by a dealer for $35K!

MECUM Lot T159 1970 Bianchina Panoramica
sold $17,500

MECUM Lot T204 1971 FIAT 500 w/650 engine
sold $9250

MECUM Lot T222
1961 Messerschmitt KR200
“rare FMR model” ??? wtf?
sold $23,000

Russo & Steele Lot 2012
1957 BMW Isetta

Russo & Steele Lot 2128
1958 BMW 600
sold $27,500

Russo & Steel Lot 2169
1959 FIAT 600 Jolly
sold $70,000

Russo & Steele Lot 2183
1959 Autobianchi Bianchina
sold $32,000

Russo & Steele Lot 2189
1959 Autobianchi Bianchina
sold $37,000

Microcars at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale January 17-23 2011

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Here is a list of Microcars offered at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.
Check if you get Speed Channel or SpeedTV and you can watch these cross the line on the days they are listed……

Wednesday January 19 2011:
(click pics to go to detailed listings for cars,
Results are HAMMER PRICE , a 10% Buyers Commission is added

1984 Honda Zoe Zipper lot #314.1 sold for $5000

Peel P50 Replica with PAV trailer lot 324.1 324.2 sold for $8500 + $8500 for the trailer so total = $17,000

1967 Citroen Deux Chaveaux lot # 325.1 sold for $20,000

1956 Citroen 2CV Lot # 405 sold for $10,500

1957 BMW Isetta sliding window cabrio Lot # 409.2 This car was previously sold at BJ Scottsdale in January 2010 Sold for $37,000

Goggomobil Dart replica Lot # 443 This car is being advertised as a "rare" German built roadster when in fact it is a LHD replica. *Update-Seller was forced to change listing description - SOLD for $15,000 after some confusion during bidding

Thursday January 20 2011:

1972 Suzuki LJ20 360cc Micro Jeep Lot # 612.1 SOLD for $14,000

1956 BMW Isetta Bubble Window z-mold Lot # 693.2 SOLD for $43,000

Lot # 695 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina SOLD for $45,500

Lot # 695.1 1950 Crosley Hot Shot Roadster SOLD for $23,000

Lot # 695.2 1948 Crosley Sedan Convertible SOLD for $25,000

Friday January 21 2011:

Lot # 947 1951 Crosley Hook & Ladder Firetruck SOLD for $35,000

Isetta back on the road with Route 66

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Day 4 of Microcars on Route 66.
The Isetta is back on the road thanks to some help from RALF who is co-pilot of the Goggomobil Transporter.
You can follow them on their Facebook page HERE, or check back on this blog to see a daily recap.

Isetta breaks down on Route 66 – again?

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Day 2 of Microcars on Route 66.  Caption for the pic says Isetta broke down again in Desert.
AGAIN? So it broke down earlier?  What specifically is wrong?
Oh well at least Greg (Isetta owner) will get to ride in a nice A/C equipped truck while they go through the desert.
You can follow them on their Facebook page HERE, or check back on this blog to see a daily recap.

Microcars on Route 66 – The journey begins

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

They started at 7:30am August 8 PST.
Seven Eight Microcars will travel 2448 miles along Route 66 from Santa Monica Pier in California to Chicago IL over the next 2 weeks.
You can follow them on their Facebook page HERE, or check back on this blog to see a daily recap.
2 vehicles came from Germany just to do this trip (the Goggomobil Transporter Pickup and the Goggomobil sedan).
The vehicles are (as pictured above) 3 Vespa 400’s, Goggmobil Transporter, Goggomobil Sedan, BMW Isetta, FIAT 500.
There is supposed to be some sort of Map feature on the Facebook page that take the GPS-tagged photos and allows you to track where they are at any time (at least when the photos were taken), but I can’t find any evidence of that at the moment.

GPNW 2010 video

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Great Pacific Northwest Microcar Meet Forest Grove Oregon, June 11-13th 2010.
Microcars and Minicars run rampant, enjoy in the fun! Saturday’s 50 mile drive through the rolling hills and farm fields of Helvetia, with a tour stop at “Garden Vineyard” . Next was lunch at “Helvetia Tavern” , a wonderful parking lot impromptu serenade by “Houseblend” and a picturesque photo op at “Pumpkin Ridge” golf course. Hot 83’f afternoon sun required a soft serve ice cream “microcar” drive-in in treat at “Scottie’s Drive-In” back in old town Forest Grove. Sunday was the big show day on the grass in front of the McMeniman’s Grand Lodge Hotel. Fun was had by all!
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2010 SoCal MicroInvasion pics!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

It’s over, but there are some pics straggling in.
Article in the Orange County Register HERE

First set of pics from Cars&Coffee HERE

more to come as they become available/accessible etc.
if you know of others please post a link in the comments section.

Bear Mountain Cruise 2010 pics and videos

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
The 2010 Bear Mountain Micronauts Cruise is over. Couldn’t make it? See what you missed by looking at these videos and pics and think about participating in the Fall Event

Bruce Baker’s Photos & Videos HERE
(if you need to log in to see them, use for the username and microcars for the password, or just make up a name and email, they don’t check…)

Steve Michelson’s Photos HERE

Charles Klasman’s Photos HERE

David Brady’s Photos HERE

Jim & Margie Dietterich’s video HERE

Vintage Microcar Endurance/Race – June 2010

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Microcar endurance/race in June.

Start from Bruce Weiner Museum in Madison Ga and travel south toward Fl. 24 hour event for microcars of less than 500cc and made before 1965. We will pick out a spot to drive to and back in one 24 hour period. I think we could probably drive about 900 miles. All miles will be on back roads and no Interstates used.

No pushing, hauling or pulling of the microcar during that 24 hours. You can have as many drivers as you want and also as many mechanics as you want. But the car must be driven. Chase vehicle is allowed to haul other drivers and supplies. You will be responsible for your own car.

Event will be open to everyone that has a car of less than 500cc and made before 1965. Car must have original type engine. That means you can have non matching serial numbers but it was the type and size engine that was originally in car.

For more info contact Larry Newberry  865 300-3599
or email

Exact date and time to be announced at a later date.

Micros At The Beach! September 17-19 Cape May NJ

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Come spend three days touring the Victorian area of Cape May, New Jersey.
We will visit some great locations as we take several cruises that average 4 to 5 miles each. Our tours will take us to several museums, a winery for tour and some tasting, we will see some great sunsets and show off our Microcars downtown in the Victorian shopping district of Cape May and of course some great dining. We will have a host hotel directly on the ocean with great sunrises. More information will be available as the itinerary grows. Cape May is an 1800’s Victorian style city that is perfect for a Microcar meet. Margie, Jim & Renie look forward to hosting this meet. For more information contact us at:

See a tentative itinerary HERE
Download and print out a Registration form HERE (PDF file)

MicroSouth 2010 coverage on TV

Monday, April 26th, 2010

NOTE: This event is OVER! It was March 26 2010
Also, don’t trust the info from the Reporters/NewsReaders, one person says it happens TWICE A YEAR, wrong – it is normally EVERY OTHER YEAR.

Micros On The Monument 2010 – Racine WI

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

For the third consecutive year Micros on the Monument will return to Downtown Racine Wisconsin on July 24, 2010. Entries and enthusiasm have grown for this event this year promises to be another great show!
see pics of 2009 HERE

The venue for “Micros” is historic Monument Square located near the shore of Lake Michigan in Downtown Racine. The event is open to vintage microcars under 700 cc’s. There is no entry fee or spectator admission charge. Participants are asked to pre-register early, space on the square is limited even when displaying Microcars.

For a registration form and further information
please contact Jim Garbo:
phone 262-497-8610
or log onto

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